Patches & Badge Placement

Required Patches

Council PatchDan Beard Patch

This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to indicate the Council that represents their Pack. Each Council develops their own design although the shape and position on the uniform are the same. Our Council is the Dan Beard Council.

944 Unit NumeralsUnit Numerals

This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to signify membership in Pack 944. You will see two versions of this patch: a one-piece patch that can be special ordered or the Pack number can be made up of three individual numeral patches that are sewn on next to one another.

Den PatchDen Number Strip or Patrol Emblem

This patch indicates the number assigned to the Den for which a Scout is a member. Scouts and Den Leaders wear this emblem as part of the uniform. Webelos Scouts (and Leaders) who’s Den has chosen to use a Patrol Emblem for identification would wear the Patrol Emblem instead. There are numerous emblems available

World Crest

World Crest

This patch is worn by all Scouts and Leaders to signify membership of our program in the World Scouting Movement. This patch shows our brotherhood with millions of Scouts around the world. This patch is worn centered above the left pocket in the middle between the top of the pocket and the shoulder seam.

Patches and Badge Placement

Rank Badges

Bobcat Badge

Bobcat Badge

This badge is the first badge earned before any other badge can be earned.
Tiger Cub Badge

Tiger Cub Badge

The Tiger Cub badge is for boys who have completed all 15 parts of the five achievements, that is, five family activities, five den activities, and five Go See It outings. It is worn on the left pocket.

Tiger Cub EmblemTiger Cub Pocket Totem
The beads go on the first three strands of the Tiger Cub totem. (The fourth strand is for Tiger Track beads which signify completed electives.) It is worn on the right pocket bottom. A boy receives totem beads as he completes each part: He earns a white bead for each required ‘family activity’ part he completes

He earns an orange bead for each required ‘den activity’ part he completes. He earns a black bead for each required ‘Go See It’ part he completes.

Wolf Badge

This badge is earned by boys who have completed the 12 Wolf Achievements. It is worn on the left pocket.
Bear Badge To earn the Bear badge, a boy must complete 12 of the 24 specified achievements. He can select the ones he wants to do from four different groups: God, Country, Family, and Self.

Bear Badge

To earn the Bear badge, a boy must complete 12 of the 24 specified achievements. He can select the ones he wants to do from four different groups: God, Country, Family, and Self. It is worn on the left pocket.

Wolf & Bear Progress Toward RankProgress Towards Ranks
As a Wolf, when he completes any three achievements, the den leader can present the Progress Toward Ranks patch to him and it is worn on the left pocket of the Class A uniform. Each time the boy completes three achievements he will receive another gold bead. After he gets his fourth gold bead, he will receive his Wolf badge at a pack meeting. As a Bear, red beads are presented for each three Bear achievements earned. After he gets his fourth red bead, he will receive his Bear badge at a pack meeting. Cub Scouts may continue to wear this emblem after ranks are earned until they become Webelos Scouts.

Arrow PointsGold and Silver Arrow Points
A Wolf or Bear Cub Scout can pick any requirement he likes from the electives and do it. When he has completed ten elective requirements, he has earned his first Arrow Point – a gold one. Only one gold arrow point may be earned during the Wolf year, and one during the Bear year. It is worn 3/4″ below and centered under the current rank badge (Wolf and Bear).

After earning a Gold Arrow Point, a Cub may complete ten more requirements to earn a Silver Arrow Point. Under his Wolf or Bear badge, he may wear as many Silver Arrow Points as he earns.

Webelos BadgeWebelos Badge

The Webelos rank is the first step in a boy’s transition towards a Boy Scout troop. It is worn centered on the left pocket.

Webelos ColorsWebelos Activity Badges and Webelos Colors
Webelos activity badges are sorted into five discipline-related groups. They are the Community Group, the Mental Skills Group, the Outdoor Group, the Physical Skills Group, and the Technology Group. Activity Badges can be displayed on the front of the Webelos cap or on the Webelos Colors.

Webelos CompassCompass Point Emblem and Compass Points
After you have earned the Webelos Badge; you can earn the compass points emblem. It is awarded after you earn seven activity badges: four more in addition to the three you earned for the Webelos badge.

After you earn the compass points emblem, you’ll receive a metal compass point for each four additional activity badges you earn. Pin these compass points on the emblem in the “E,” “W,” or “S” positions, in any order you choose.

Arrow of Light
After a boy has earned his Webelos badge, the next step on the Webelos trail to becoming a Boy Scout is earning the Arrow of Light Award. This is the highest award a Cub Scout can earn, and is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout Uniform.


Other Badges & Pins

Belt Loops

Belt Loops – Academics and Sports

Belts Loops can be earned on your own, at day camp, or with your den, or pack. They are to be worn on your scout belt or can be displayed in a special belt loop holder.

Pins – Academics and Sports


Once you have earned the belt loop, you can complete extra requirements to earn a pin. The pins are not worn on the Cub Scout uniform.

A good place to display Academics and Sports pins is on the Academics and Sports letter. You can wear the letter on a red patch vest or display or frame it. The letter does not go on the Cub Scout uniform. There are no special requirements for earning the letter, because it’s just for displaying the pins.

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

Tiger Cubs, Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Boys may earn the award in each of the program years as long as the requirements are completed each year. The first time the award is earned, the boy will receive the pocket flap award, which is to be worn on the right pocket flap of the uniform shirt. Each successive time the award is earned, a wolf track pin may be added to the flap. Requirements for each year can be found on the Scouting website.

Leave No Trace AwardLeave No Trace Award

The Leave No Trace Award for Cub Scouts is designed introduce Cub-age boys to the principles of Leave No Trace. Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace applies in a backyard or local park (frontcountry) as much as it does in the wilderness (backcountry). Details on how to earn this badge can be found on the Scouting website.

World Conservation BadgeWorld Conservation Award

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts to ‘think globally’ and ‘act locally’ to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.The Cub Scout World Conservation badge consists of a giant panda on violet Scout trefoil, violet trim, gold ackground. The two-inch embroidered emblem is worn as temporary patch, centered on right pocket.

Service PinsService Stars

Gold metallic numbered star worn with colored background to indicate years of service in Scouting. Adult leaders wear a service star with a light blue background to indicate years of service as an adult leader in the Scouting program. Adults who were members as youth may wear multiple stars with different backings (orange for Tiger Cubs, gold for Cub Scouts, green for Boy Scouts, red for Explorers, brown for Varsity) or may combine all BSA tenure in a single star with a blue background. They are worn above the left pocket.

Emergency Preparedness AwardEmergency Preparedness Award

“Emergency preparedness” means being ready for all kinds of emergencies. It means you’re ready and able to help in times of trouble to save lives and property and to help a community—or even a nation—get back to normal after a disaster happens. To encourage Scouts of all ages to be prepared for emergencies, the BSA has approved an Emergency Preparedness Award program for members of all ages. To learn more about the award requirements and to download an application form, visit the Emergency Preparedness Award page on the Scouting website.

Religious Emblems

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, many religious groups have programs for young people to earn a religious emblem. The Boy Scouts of America approves of these programs and allows the religious emblems to be worn on the official uniform. For a list of emblems programs, and a list of awards provided by each faith or religious group, see the Religious Emblems Programs page on the Scouting website.

Recruiter Strip

Recruiter Strip

Cloth strip presented to boys for recruiting another boy into the program. Worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts centered, below, and touching either the right pocket.

National Summertime AwardNational Summertime Activity Award

During the months of June, July, and August Cub Scouts and their families can participate in Scouting activities that are educational and fun! Participating in these Summertime activities also gives the Cub Scout, his Den, and the Pack an opportunity to earn the National Summertime Pack Award. Boys must participate in at least 3 activities during the summer to qualify for there individual National Summertime Award. The pin is worn on the flap of the right pocket. If a boy has earned is Outdoor Activity Badge the pin is to be worn on the badge.

Temporary Insignia

Any insignia authorized by the local council for a particular purpose, such as Cub-o-ree, Cub Scout day camp, roundup programs, etc. worn by Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts centered on the right pocket of the uniform shirt. Only one temporary Patch in addition to the immediate recognition or compass point emblem may be worn at a time. Additional temporary patches may be placed on a red vest that may be worn except during inspections.

Scout Patch VestPatch Vest

All other patches are to be sewn onto a red patch vest or blanket. This includes all Camporee, Day Camp, sporting events, derbies, pack outing, hiking, council sponsored event patches. The Varsity “C” letter can also be placed on the vest – academic and sports pin can be placed on the pin. Metals from derbies can also be pinned to the vest.